Microsoft's Halo slips as FIFA scores


It’s FIFA’s turn to shine as Microsoft’s ‘Halo 3’ loses some of its opening week glitz with a 79% drop in sales. EA’s ‘FIFA 08’ claims No1 in the All Formats Chart for week 40, completing a hat-trick of Week 40 No1s as it also topped the All Formats Chart for week 40 in both 2005 and 2006.

FIFA manages to hold on to the No1 spot in the PS2, PS3, PSP and Wii Charts with the PS2 version also overtaking ‘Halo 3’ as this week’s Individual Formats (Units) No1. THQ is the star Chart performer this week with ‘Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights’ the only Top 10 game to increase in sales, up 16% on last week, climbing 2 places to No3, while film tie-in ‘Ratatouille’ breaks into the Top 10 in its second week of release at No8. EA still have the biggest All Formats Top 10 presence with ‘MySims’ and ‘Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08’ both only losing one place, down to Nos 4 and 5 respectively. The fourth installment of Ubisoft’s CSI games ‘CSI: Hard Evidence’ debuts at No24, boosted by the first CSI game to feature on Xbox 360, while 2 THQ games released last week make their first foray into the All Formats Top 40 – ‘Conan’ at No32 and ‘Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts’ at No34.

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